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Just ordered half of my build, what about the other half?

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June 13, 2010 4:51:25 AM

Alright, so I just ordered my first half of my build, which I'm very happy about. I got it from TigerDirect, because there is a 12% cashback from Bing right now, and I live in TN, so I didnt' want to pay for tax from Newegg. Here are the things I bought:

Motherboard:Gigabyte 890GPA-UD3H
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/searchtools/ite...

CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 955
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...

GPU: HIS H585FNT1GDG Radeon HD 5850 iCooler V Turbo Video Card
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/searchtools/ite...

DVD Drive: Lite-On IHAS124-04
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...

PSU: Corsair TX750W
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/searchtools/ite...

This cost around $750, with $90 back with Bing Cashback(12% cashback ftw), and a $20 mail in rebate.

Now, here is what I have left: the case, RAM, hard drive, and OS. These will be ordered off of Newegg.

Here is my plan:

Case & HDD: Antec 902 & Seagate 500 GB 7200.12 COMBO
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Cas 7
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

And the OS, I will be getting from my brother, who is going to college, and is eligible for the "Ultimate Steal" by Microsoft, so I can get Windows 7 Professional for $65.

I will also head down to MicroCenter in about a week or 2, and will get a Cooler Master Hyper 212+, and some Arctic Silver 5.

Hopefully, I will have enough money from the paycheck that I will receive this Friday to pay for the things from Newegg.(I'm just a 15 year old, I work as a Day Camp counselor, horrible pay :p )

So my questions are:

-How do the things I ordered look?

-Also, I made sure the 955 was the MBOX, thats the C3 revision, right?

-Is there something I should change for my future orders?

My plans are basically set, and I just want some criticism/confirmation from some of the experts here.
Thanks guys.
June 13, 2010 6:49:53 AM

Would have preferred an i5-750 but overall the build looks really solid. Good job maximizing value where you could by integrating multiple vendors.
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June 13, 2010 7:40:19 AM

The stuff you've already got is good and the stuff you plan to get is good too. You could add more storage if you need it, but apart from that it's good.
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June 13, 2010 2:39:03 PM

Thanks to both of you.

@a4mula
I really wanted the i5-750, but I wanted to be able to have the possibility of crossfiring the 5850's in the future, and I was already over my budget. So that would have added about another $40 or so on the CPU, and $60 or so on the motherboard, making me pay a whole another $100! But I think I'll be more than happy with the 955, as I'm on a Athlon x2 3800(2.0ghz).

@Mark
I'll probably get another 500gb later, if I ever start running out of room.

Thanks to both of you guys.
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August 12, 2010 7:56:57 AM

hey yea you should get the hyper x 212 i have it and it cools and works great so i highly recommend that heat sink
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